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2020 Fundamentals of Employment Law

Employment law is critically important to businesses and to the general public, as the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees continually develop and evolve. The United States Congress and the North Carolina General Assembly continue to change the laws and judicially- interpreted nuances of employment law continue to expand.

This program provides a general overview and explanation of basic issues in each of the major areas that employment lawyers regularly address.

  • Experienced practitioners presenting their practical knowledge and viewpoints
  • Detailed papers with citations to case law, statutes and applicable regulations
  • A basic primer and useful update condensed into one CLE


  • Introduction to North Carolina Employment Cases
  • Introduction to Federal Employment Discrimination Laws
  • Basics of Litigating Employment Cases
  • Basic Wage Protection Law
  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits
  • Understanding Disability Laws in the Workplace: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Restrictive Covenants in Employment Law
  • Damages in Employment Law Cases


  • Regina S. Adams, North Carolina Employment Security Commission, Raleigh
  • Jennifer L. Bills, The Noble Law Firm PLLC, Chapel Hill
  • Jonathan L. Crook, Jackson Lewis PC, Raleigh
  • Janean B. Dunn, Jackson Lewis PC, Raleigh
  • Bartina L. Edwards, The Law Office of Bartina Edwards, Charlotte
  • Kristen E. Finlon, Essex Richards PA, Charlotte
  • Nicole K. Haynes, Van Kampen PLLC, Charlotte
  • Michael A. Kornbluth, Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, Durham
  • Wood W. Lay, O'Hagan Meyer, Charlotte
  • Daniel C. "Danny" Lyon, Elliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC, Charlotte
  • Charles E. "Chuck" Monteith, Monteith Law PLLC, Raleigh
  • L. Nicole Patino, Law Offices of Fred T. Hamlet, Greensboro
  • Jill Stricklin, Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP, Winston-Salem
  • Joshua R. "Josh" Van Kampen, Van Kampen PLLC, Charlotte
  • Laura J. Wetsch, Winslow Wetsch PLLC, Raleigh
  • Julian H. Wright, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson PA, Charlotte

February 18, 2020

NCBA Labor & Employment Law Section

  • William J. "Bill" McMahon IV, Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP, Winston-Salem (Planner)
  • J. Griffin "Griff" Morgan, Elliot Morgan Parsonage PLLC, Winston-Salem (Planner)
  • Joseph S. Murray IV, Mecklenburg County Attorney's Office, Charlotte (Planner)

North Carolina: 7.25 MCLE/CPE Hours

See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 800.228.3402 for details.